How To Protect Your Laptop From Overheating In Sunlight

using laptops in the sunWith the British summertime well under way (supposedly); it can often be a nightmare when you want to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine whilst completing work on your laptop.

Relying on a good battery as well as poor screen visibility are the most common problems faced whilst using your laptop outdoors and it can be incredibly frustrating. They can often cause eye strain and make you feel lethargic due to the focused concentration. So how can you work in the sun without any issues?

Sit Facing The Sun

It is beneficial to create a strategy or plan for when you sit outside and the sun is positioned low in the sky. By sitting facing the sun you will block out the reflective glare of the sun which gives you much clearer visibility of your laptop screen.

By turning the screen brightness up you will be able to see more clearly however, this method eats up battery life so it is advised that you have an extension cord and mains power source at the ready.

Wear Dark Clothing

Invest in a pair of sunglasses and a hat with a rim as it is important to not only look after your laptop but to also look after yourself. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, wearing a dark colour deflects the light away from your screen whilst a ‘light and bright’ look cools you down but doesn’t help your screen visibility.

Laptop Health

Keeping your laptop healthy and cool in warm weather is enormously important as the internal components of a laptop device are very sensitive and parts can often melt or buckle due to disfigurement. This can also be detrimental to your hard drive which is one of the most important parts of your laptops workings.

Keep the internal fan clear and do no block the vents at any time. You may want to purchase an adjustable laptop stand which will shield he sun from your laptops components. Many stands come with a readymade in-built fan which keeps your device below a set temperature. Take precautions when sat outdoors and keep your device out of sunlight when not in use.

Additional Laptop Accessories

There are many accessories you can purchase in any computer or electrical store that will help you to work efficiently and safely in the hot weather throughout summer.

Most laptop screens have a glossy finish which is incompatible with the sun’s rays. On the market there are screens with a matte finish which allow you to see clearly and have no issues involving the bright sunlight. One inexpensive option to consider is purchasing a temporary anti-glare screen filter which is placed on top of your already existing screen. This plastic covering is a great temporary fix but can often leave you with trapped air pockets which can cause an annoyance.

You may even want to consider using a dark cardboard box which can act as a sunshield against your laptop’s screen. By cutting out the sides of the box you can insert your laptop although this method may look a little odd!

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